CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional 2012

The ISC2's CISSP certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence in defining the architecture, design, management and controls the security of business environments. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for CISSP exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment • 722 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 489 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



The Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam is a standalone certification from ISC2 with the exam code CISSP. The certification is targeted at professionals who want to develop policies and procedures in information security. The exam covers critical topics in security, including cloud computing, mobile security, application development security, risk management and more.

Skills Measured

  • Access Control
  • Telecommunications and Network Security
  • Information Security Governance and Risk Management
  • Software Development Security
  • Cryptography
  • Security Architecture and Design
  • Operations Security
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance
  • Physical (Environmental) Security

CISSP Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there are no minimum or maximum restrictions placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 2-3 weeks if you have a reasonable knowledge of security skills and network knowledge and 2 or more years of work experience.

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CISSP Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Access Control
    • Access Control Overview
    • Identification and Authentication Techniques
    • Access Control Techniques
    • Authorization Mechanisms
    • Identity and Access Provisioning Life Cycle
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 2: Access Control Attacks and Monitoring
    • Understanding Access Control Attacks
    • Preventing Access Control Attacks
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 3: Secure Network Architecture and Securing Network Components
    • OSI Model
    • Secure Network Components
    • Cabling, Wireless, Topology, and Communications Technology
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 4: Secure Communications and Network Attacks
    • Network and Protocol Security Mechanisms
    • Virtual Private Network
    • Remote Access Security Management
    • Network Address Translation
    • Switching Technologies
    • WAN Technologies
    • Virtualization
    • Miscellaneous Security Control Characteristics
    • Manage Email Security
    • Secure Voice Communications
    • Security Boundaries
    • Network Attacks and Countermeasures
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 5: Security Governance Concepts, Principles, and Policies
    • Security Management Planning
    • Security Governance
    • Security Roles and Responsibilities
    • Protection Mechanisms
    • Privacy Requirements Compliance
    • Control Frameworks: Planning to Plan
    • Security Management Concepts and Principles
    • Develop and Implement Security Policy
    • Change Control/Management
    • Data Classification
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 6: Risk and Personnel Management
    • Manage Third-Party Governance
    • Risk Management
    • Manage Personnel Security
    • Develop and Manage Security Education, Training, and Awareness
    • Manage the Security Function
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 7: Software Development Security
    • Application Issues
    • Databases and Data Warehousing
    • Data/Information Storage
    • Knowledge-Based Systems
    • Systems Development Controls
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 8: Malicious Code and Application Attacks
    • Malicious Code
    • Password Attacks
    • Application Attacks
    • Web Application Security
    • Reconnaissance Attacks
    • Masquerading Attacks
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 9: Cryptography and Symmetric Key Algorithms
    • Historical Milestones in Cryptography
    • Cryptographic Basics
    • Modern Cryptography
    • Symmetric Cryptography
    • Cryptographic Life Cycle
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 10: PKI and Cryptographic Applications
    • Asymmetric Cryptography
    • Hash Functions
    • Digital Signatures
    • Public Key Infrastructure
    • Asymmetric Key Management
    • Applied Cryptography
    • Cryptographic Attacks
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 11: Principles of Security Models, Design, and Capabilities
    • Understand the Fundamental Concepts of Security Models
    • Objects and Subjects
    • Understand the Components of Information Systems Security Evaluation Models
    • Understand Security Capabilities Of Information Systems
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 12: Security Architecture Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Countermeasures
    • Computer Architecture
    • Avoiding Single Points of Failure
    • Distributed Architecture
    • Security Protection Mechanisms
    • Common Flaws and Security Issues
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 13: Security Operations
    • Security Operations Concepts
    • Resource Protection
    • Patch and Vulnerability Management
    • Change and Configuration Management
    • Security Audits and Reviews
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 14: Incident Management
    • Managing Incident Response
    • Implement Preventive Measures Against Attacks
    • Understand System Resilience and Fault Tolerance
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 15: Business Continuity Planning
    • Planning for Business Continuity
    • Project Scope and Planning
    • Business Impact Assessment
    • Continuity Planning
    • BCP Documentation
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 16: Disaster Recovery Planning
    • The Nature of Disaster
    • Recovery Strategy
    • Recovery Plan Development
    • Training and Documentation
    • Testing and Maintenance
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 17: Laws, Regulations, and Compliance
    • Categories of Laws
    • Laws
    • Compliance
    • Contracting and Procurement
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 18: Incidents and Ethics
    • Investigations
    • Major Categories of Computer Crime
    • Incident Handling
    • Ethics
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 19: Physical Security Requirements
    • Site and Facility Design Considerations
    • Forms of Physical Access Controls
    • Technical Controls
    • Environment and Life Safety
    • Equipment Failure
    • Privacy Responsibilities and Legal Requirements
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions

Career Prospects

An ISC2 Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Security Consultant
  • IT Director/Manager
  • Security Architect
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Director of Security
  • Network Architect
  • System and Network Designer
  • Security Systems Engineer



What certificate do I earn on passing the CISSP exams?
If you pass ISC2's CISSP exam you will get credit towards the following certifications:
What is the exam registration fee?
  • Paper based testing- Early registration- $549
  • Paper based testing-Standard registration- $599
  • Computer based Testing- $599

CISSP Certified Professionals must also pay an annual maintenance fee of US $85 per year.

Where do I take the exam?
The IS2 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear and multiple choice questions
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

ISC2 has the following pre-requisites for CISSP certification:

  • Candidate must have two or more years professional experience in the ten CISSP domains. Click here for more information.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 250 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
360 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the CISSP exam, ISC2's retake policy is:

  • Candidates who do not pass the exam the first time will be able to retest after 30 days.
  • Candidates that fail a second time will need to wait 90 days prior sitting for the exam again
  • If a candidate fails third time, the next available time to sit for the exam will be 180 days after the most recent exam attempt.
What is the validity of the certification?
ISC2's CISSP expires three years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the CISSP exam, click here.

At a Glance

CISSP Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 19
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 7
Total Questions 15 722
Interactive Quizzes 0 489
Final Test No Yes

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